Sid Lee conducts post-editing work in its offices all around the world. To efficiently manage any given project, they need access to all of their resources—both human and technical—regardless of geographic location. In 2015, they expanded their post-production infrastructure, taking project and media sharing across offices to a whole new level.
After evaluating many solutions, Sid Lee chose EditShare XStream EFS shared storage and Flow asset management for its Montreal office, and XStream XT shared storage servers for its remote offices.
Sid Lee opted for the new XStream EFS architecture for its reliability. It’s a redundant system that gives them the level of media protection they need. It also allows them to color grade on RED 4K footage in real-time.
Having Flow as part of the package really helps Sid Lee manage their footage, from ingest to archiving. With the AirFlow component (private cloud), they can connect to any remote office server, look at the footage, and download it locally. All servers can be synced with the main Montreal server every night.